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Apple Pay's next move could be phone-to-phone payments

The NFC standard supports it, but payment software hasn't enabled it yet

Some Bank of America customers double-charged with Apple Pay

The bank said the minor glitch should be resolved by the end of Wednesday


MasterCard demos a prototype contactless card with a fingerprint sensor

The next generation card is set to be introduced in 2015, but consumers might move to phone-based services before then

S-money invites French Twitter users to make their payments public

A French mobile payment service now allows person-to-person payments via Twitter -- but all transactions will be public

French Twitter users to be offered Twitter payment service

Tweeting money will be free of charge, the French bank offering the service said

Banks See Amazon, Apple and Google as Growing Threat, Report Claims

Peer to peer lenders also an increasing concern

Orange Targets Home Applications With New Mobile-to-TV Gadgets, Services

In an Apple-style launch, French network operator Orange unveils its products for the next year

Kenya takes lead in booming African mobile money market

A 'digital transaction culture,' a creative renaissance in software development, and increasing mobile sales fuel money service.

PayPal subsidiary Braintree to process Bitcoin payments

The move represents PayPal's first foray into the digital currency

Mt. Gox trustee leaves door open to revival of Bitcoin exchange

Investors meet the bankruptcy trustee, but get few answers

New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

The state would require virtual currency traders to monitor transactions for money laundering

French police question three over bitcoin website

Police were investigating the provision of online banking and gambling activities without the appropriate license

India's Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading after network problem

Trading was stopped on Thursday morning for three hours on India's oldest stock exchange

EU court orders more transparency over US-EU terrorist finance tracking program

EU officials must be more transpartent about the way a deal to send EU citizens' banking data to the US was negotiated, a court has ruled

IT Contractors Expect Rich Pickings in Financial Services Market

IT contractors are expecting a large number of roles to be created in financial services in the next 12 months, as investment in the sector continues to produce more opportunities, according to employment provider giant group.

You Won't Believe What Programming Language This Wall Street Firm Uses

One Wall Street firm found computational success not on the traditional path of enterprise Java, but in an obscure functional programming language called Caml, which offered the perfect tradeoff of concision and readability.

Alibaba Makes New E-commerce Foray in the U.s. with 11Main.com

11Main will sell specialty goods on an invitation-only basis with customers

Tech Industry Subscribes to New Revenue Model

All signs point to a bright future for subscriptions. The Internet of Things and wearables mega trends promise to open the floodgates to subscription opportunities. For a case in point, Apple just bought Beats for $3 billion, not so...

EU Invests €2.8 Billion in Robotics to Create New Jobs

But researchers don't know how many old jobs they will destroy in the process

CIO Inspires Innovation and Business Transformation

The IT department at financial services firm TIAA-CREF is fostering innovation that reinvents how the company operates, says CIO Annabelle Bexiga


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